Majid Amnay

23 March 2021

Free Maâti Monjib

Since this piece was published, Dr Monjib has been released from jail, but forbidden to leave the country, pending trial.

Maâti Monjib, a distinguished Moroccan historian and human rights activist, has been on hunger strike since 4 March in al-Arjat prison near Rabat. Monjib was seized last December by plainclothes security officers in a restaurant in Rabat, brought before a prosecutor and then an investigating judge, who ordered his detention pending trial. On 27 January he received a one-year prison sentence for ‘fraud’ and ‘treason’.

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